Amazon Introduces Auto-rip CDs: Buy The CD, Get The MP3 Album Free

Great news for those of you who are making the transition from CDs to digital music, or those who use both formats: Amazon has announced its new Auto-rip service for CDs. From Amazon’s press release: ———————————— SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 10, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon AutoRip, a new service that gives customers … Read more

Editor’s Audiobook Pick: Cry To Heaven

I’m a fan of Anne Rice, but after reading the first three books in her Vampire Chronicles series I was a little vampire-d out. Still, I’m a HUGE fan of historical fiction as well and when, some years later, I came across the Audible audiobook edition of her Cry To Heaven (4.5/5 stars average Amazon … Read more

Free Content Alert: Brandon Sanderson’s Legion in Audiobook Edition

For a limited time, Brandon Sanderson’s novella Legion in Audible Audiobook format (4.5/5 stars) is available for free! From Amazon: Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of … Read more

Audiobook Spotlight: Celebrated Actors and Full Cast Recordings

Full-cast recordings, or “dramatizations” of great books can elevate the material to a whole new level. Consider the following Audible titles: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Signature Performance By Tim Curry [Unabridged] (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.95 or 1 Audible member credit) – From Amazon: This version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, … Read more

Middle Earth Audiobooks: Now Available In Unabridged Form, With Whispersync For Voice!

At long last, J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth masterworks are all available in unabridged audiobook form from Audible, and all support the Whispersync for Voice feature. Whispersync for Voice allows readers to switch back and forth between the ebook and audiobook edition, with each edition “remembering” where you left off in the other. If you’ve got … Read more